After a fairly quiet summer on the London food news scene things are starting to pick up again with some old favourites branching out into new areas in September.
This week we have the opening of Dirty Bones in Shoreditch, 50% off burgers at Patty & Bun, Voodoo Ray is bringing New York pizza slices to Camden, US import BurgerFi arrived in the capital, and the return of Pitt Cue to Soho.
Dirty Bones opens in Shoreditch
Dirty Bones opened their third venue in Shoreditch last week. This is particularly good news for those of you who: A) like ribs, wings and burgers, B) like brunch or roasts on a Sunday, C) are willing to travel to Shoreditch, or D) all of the above. The menu will continue to revolve around the theme of New York comfort food done really well but they’re also adding a ‘Dirty Roast’ on Sundays and a ‘Dirty Breakfast’ exclusive to Shoreditch. It is also still the only place you can get the Mac Daddy (below) – a burger topped with pulled beef rib and mac ‘n cheese. That’s reason enough for me.
Address: 1 Club Row, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JX
50% off Patty & Bun: Goodge Street
Attention all burger fans: Patty & Bun are opening a new gaff on Goodge Street this week. Double attention: they are offering you lovely people 50% off during their soft launch from the 15th to the 24th of September! Booyah! Burgers with a bonus. Better get down there.
Address: 55 Goodge St, London, W1T 1TQ
Voodoo Rays opens in Camden
As you know, pizza is fucking rad. And 22″ pizzas served by the slice are even better. Lucky for us that Voodoo Ray’s opened their third location (alongside Dalston and Shoreditch) on September 1st in Camden. They also win the award for some of the funnest sounding pizza names: get down there for a slice of The Meat Is On, the Porky’s, the Giorgio Moroder, or possibly the King Tubby. Fuck it. I’ll have em all.
Address: Camden Market, Unit 92/1 Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH
100% natural US burgers from Bugerfi
Yet another new burger chain has flown over from the US to open it’s doors in our green and pleasant land (alright, grey and smog-filled hellhole). BurgerFi opened their first branch in Wembley last week and they promise that the difference with their burgers is that they are 100% natural with no hormones or antibiotics added, only pure Angus beef. If the natural vibe doesn’t grab you then maybe The CEO burger will: a double Wagyu and brisket blend burger with candied bacon-tomato jam, truffle aioli and aged Swiss cheese. If that didn’t work then how about this fun fact: the chef is reportedly also Mick Jagger’s nephew!? Worth a shot.
Address: 17 Wembley Central Square, High Road, Middlesex, HA9 7AJ
Pitt cue returns, again!
It was only back in January that I mentioned that Pitt Cue Co. were closing the doors of their famous, teeny meat-den in Soho and were moving to pastures new in East London. The new Pitt Cue was different though: more grown-up and sophisticated than it had been, as if it had been away in Europe for the summer and had grown some new fancy facial hair and had gained a bit of an accent. Pulled pork and picklebacks were off the menu and we were all sad. Turns out, we might not have been the only ones because Pitt Cue officially opened Little Pit in August in exactly the same location that they closed down their first restaurant at the beginning of the year! Bit weird? Who cares! They have pulled pork and barbecue back on the menu! Oh, and the queues are back too. Some things never change…
Address: Little Pitt, 1 Newburgh Street, London, W1F 7RB
That’s it for this week. Peace out guys.
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